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PICS: 2018 Vans Warped Tour

The final Vans Warped Tour rolled through the SDCCU Stadium parking lot for one last punk-rock stand on Friday, June 22.

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We never thought we'd see the day -- but sadly, 2018 marks the year of the very last Vans Warped Tour. It's been criss-crossing the country since 1995 and has become the longest-running annual touring music festival in history.
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Simple Plan (pictured), All Time Low, Every Time I Die, Motionless in White, Unwritten Law, We the Kings, Kublai Khan, and more were on the lineup for the June 22 San Diego date.
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All Time Low joined this year's festival for three dates -- one of which brought them here to town.
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The band got their start in 2003 and formed in Towson, Maryland -- a suburb of Baltimore.
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The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson (pictured).
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Beginning as a high school band, All Time Low released their debut EP "The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End" in 2004. Since then, they've released seven studio albums.
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The band's latest album, "Last Young Renegade," was released on June 2, 2017.
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Band members have cited bands such as Blink-182, Green Day, MxPx, New Found Glory, Saves the Day, and the Get Up Kids as influences.
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This year, they won Best Album at the Rock Sound Awards for "Last Young Renegade."
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All Time Low at the 2018 Vans Warped Tour.
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Every Time I Die is an American metalcore band from Buffalo, New York, and formed in 1998.
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The band currently consists of vocalist Keith Buckley, guitarist Jordan Buckley (pictured), guitarist Andy Williams, bassist Stephen Micciche and drummer Clayton Holyoak.
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They initially formed as a hardcore band but their music soon manifested strong influences from heavy metal and rock. The band has been called "metalcore icons" and their 2003 album "Hot Damn!" is widely considered a "total gamechanger" for the genre.
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They are strongly influenced by Southern rock; frontman Keith Buckley stated that "the grit of ... Southern rock bands is the one commonality that the band has. It's something we all appreciate and grew up on, in a sense; mainly because it was the type of music that made a coarse poetry out of nature."
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They've released seven studio albums since their 2001 debut "Last Night in Town."
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Their most recent album is "Low Teens," released on June 22, 2016.
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Kublai Khan is a metalcore band from Sherman, Texas.
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They self-released their first EP, "Youth War" in 2010. In February 2014, Kublai Khan signed to Artery Recordings.
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On April 29, 2014, the band released their debut full-length album titled "Balancing Survival and Happiness." The album was listed in Alternative Press's "The Best Albums of 2014 So Far" list.
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In July 2017, Kublai Khan signed to Rise Records, and on September 29, 2017, they released their third full-length album titled "Nomad."
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Motionless in White, often abbreviated MIW, is a metal band from Scranton, Pennsylvania that formed in 2005. The band consists of Chris "Motionless" Cerulli (lead vocals), Ricky "Horror" Olson (rhythm guitar), Ryan Sitkowski (lead guitar), and Vinny Mauro (drums). Their most recent and fourth studio album, "Graveyard Shift," was released on May 5, 2017.
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Moa performed on the Shiragirl Stage. They blew us away!
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Movements are a post-hardcore band that hails from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and formed in 2015.
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The band was signed to a record contract with Fearless Records after playing just one show in 2015. They have released an EP, "Outgrown Things" in 2016 and an album, "Feel Something" in 2017.
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Simple Plan is originally from Montreal, Quebec. They got their start in 1999.
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The origin of the band's name is obscure. Band members have given various responses, including that the band was their "simple plan to avoid working at McDonald's", or other fast food restaurant chains.
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In addition to performing at this year's Warped Tour, the band has performed on the tour every year from 1999 to 2005, and in 2011, 2013, and 2015.
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They've released five studio albums, with 2016's "Taking One for the Team" being their latest.
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State Champs is a pop-punk band from Albany, New York, formed in 2010. They are currently signed to Pure Noise Records and have released three EPs and three full-length albums.
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Their latest album, "Living Proof," was released on June 15, 2018.
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Unearth shown during their set.
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Our hometown heroes, Unwritten Law, were one of the big draws of the day!
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The band famously hails from Poway and got its start in 1990.
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They have released seven full-length studio albums and notable singles "Seein' Red" and "Save Me (Wake Up Call)" both entered the top 5 in the U.S. modern rock charts.
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The band's current lineup consists of vocalist/guitarist Scott Russo, drummer Wade Youman, guitarist Chris Lewis (pictured), and bassist Jonny Grill.
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They've released six studio albums since 1990.
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Their latest, "Swans," was released all the way back in 2011. Can we get some new music sometime soon, fellas?
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Waterparks is a pop-rock band that formed in Houston, Texas in 2011.
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The group currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Awsten Knight, backing vocalist and lead guitarist Geoff Wigington, and drummer Otto Wood.
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The band released their second studio album, "Entertainment," on January 26, 2018.
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Deez Nuts is an Australian hardcore band that formed in Melbourne, Victoria in 2007, currently comprised of vocalist JJ Peters (pictured), guitarist Matt Rogers, drummer Alex Salinger, and bassist Sean Kennedy. The band has released one EP and five studio albums.
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Chase Atlantic is an alternative pop band from Australia, consisting of Christian Anthony and brothers Clinton and Mitchel Cave.
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We the Kings are a rock band from Bradenton, Florida.
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The band is currently comprised of vocalist/guitarist Travis Clark (pictured), guitarist/vocalist Hunter Thomsen, drummer Danny Duncan, bassist Charles Trippy and multi-instrumentalist Coley O'Toole.
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The band's self-titled full-length debut album, released in 2007, included the platinum single "Check Yes Juliet", and went on to sell over 250,000 copies in the U.S.
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In 2009, the group's second album "Smile Kid" included the Top 40 singles "Heaven Can Wait" and "We'll Be a Dream" (featuring Demi Lovato), as well as the single "She Takes Me High."
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The band's new album, "Six," will be released on July 6.
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Makeout (formerly Trophy Wives) is a pop-punk band formed in Providence, Rhode Island.
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The group's debut album, "The Good Life," was released via Rise Records in 2017.
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Thank you for all the amazing memories and the years of great live-music performances, Warped Tour! We'll miss you!
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